Cardno in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Established in 1919, Cardno NZ is the leading land development consultant in the Wellington Region.

Formerly known as Truebridge Callender Beach (TCB), Cardno NZ is the leading land development consultant in the Wellington Region. The New Zealand team have designed and overseen more than 50,000 lots in the Wellington area. We have also certified over 10 million cubic metres of earthworks for land development projects in the Wellington Region.

The majority of the large scale housing areas in Wellington have been designed and managed by us;

  • Porirua City – Whitby, Camborne, Ranui Heights, Paremata
  • Wellington City – Khandallah, Churton Park, Woodridge, Broadmeadows, Karori, Brooklyn, Newlands, Johnsonville, Crofton Downes, Tawa, Strathmore
  • Hutt Valley – Pinehaven, Wainuiomata, Totara Park
  • Kapiti Coast –Paraparaumu, Raumati

The Castor Crescent residential development in Porirua

Our expert multidisciplinary teams can assist with any phase of your Land Development project.

Cardno is one of the largest land development consultancies in Australasia, with 35 offices across the Asia Pacific, and offices in all major Australasian centres (Auckland, Wellington, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth). In the Cardno Wellington office, we pride ourselves on having strong relationships with the local government, developers, contractors and the community, which aids us in delivering quality land development projects and associated infrastructure in the Porirua region. 

With offices established in the regions we work, our teams of dedicated professionals are invested in the future of the community. Their significant and personal understanding of the area enables our people to provide relevant and purposeful tailored solutions. Our work on the 200+ lot residential subdivision project “The Banks” in Whitby has been highly successful and provides a real asset to the residents of Porirua.

With more than 4,000 staff worldwide Cardno has a vast array of specialists that can provide professional services to assist you in delivering your land development project. We provide sustainable cutting edge solutions that can make your project cost-effective and expedite approvals. As Land Development specialists, our team has a wealth of knowledge that will add value to your project and achieve a successful outcome.


Cardno partnered with Kāinga Ora to deliver the Naenae Road project to deliver a substantial building programme that would help transform the Wellington region housing stock and create modern, fit-for-purpose homes. We are proud to have contributed our critical professional services that continue to make a difference to the Wellington community in response to the rising social housing demand. 

Our specialist team of over 60 staff in Wellington includes;

  • Civil Engineers;
  • Surveyors;
  • Planners;
  • Environmental Engineers; and
  • Landscape Architects


  • We will provide you with an agile and flexible approach to delivering projects.
  • We will provide you with our best people, who will work with you to develop and deliver safe, high-quality projects at the right cost.
  • We will provide you with our innovative approaches to lean construction, use of new technologies, and commercial strategies that drive value.

David Fennell

Business Leader - New Zealand